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Updated on February 24, 2010

He is ten years old now......

We all go through those precious times as we watch our children blossom into their own "little person" with all of their favorite things, silly words that they learned from friends at school, laughter after farting or their crazy butt jokes. Let's not also forget their constant fights with their siblings over funny little things. We have all been there! I'm sure if you are like me, you may think back to times when they were younger and how "cute" they were before they started saying things like "You Suck."

My son in particular was a very strong minded infant. When I think of all the sleepless nights and his refusal to stay quiet or in his crib, I giggle to myself. Those are the moments when you look back and look at them now after they have grown and understand that those memories sort of "define" who they are as a person.

I will never forget the night that a police officer showed up to my place in Santa Monica many years ago. He came in and told me to "be silent" as he looked around. I backed up and wondered "what the hell was going on?" My husband was in the other room writing on the computer and when I walked towards the hallway, the police officer told me to "stay back." I asked him what the problem was and continued to take my son to the bath tub. As I walked down the hallway, I noticed the phone on the floor in front of my son's room, so I picked it up and put it back in it's holder.

When I entered the bathroom the officer followed. My husband yelled "Hey, why is it so quiet?" I started to speak and the officer made a point to ask me if "I was ok." I said "yes." Then he looked at me in the eyes how policemen do when they check if you are lying (I would never know this ofcourse because I'm a saint! ha) and asked me again slowly "Are you sure you are ok." Then it suddenly dawned on me that I was in my bathroom with my son and a police officer! I yelled for my husband to come and the police officer wrote down my husbands name. My husband asked "Is there a problem officer?" The police officer did not like my husband and walked outside with a flashlight. We saw his light surround our property and looked at eachother like "What the @#$%?"

When he returned, he proceeded to ask us questions. My son started to cry at this point because he really wanted "bath time." I picked him up and proceeded towards the bathroom again until I heard my husband ask me "did you call 911?" I turned around and said "what the hell are you talking about?" My husband looked embarrassed and proceeded to explain to the officer that we had a big fight, but no one called 911. Evidently 911 heard the big fight. Let's put it this way. After many sleepless nights and our constant struggles in our new roles as parents, I'm sure it did not sound PRETTY. Obviously not "pretty" at all judging from the way the officer was acting. When he mentioned that 911 received a call from our residence I thought of my son and his fun game of dialing a million numbers on the phone. He loved the sound. "Is it possible for my son to dial 911?" I stood there in shock. The police officer did not believe me and asked me if I was ok again. He was sure that I was the one who dialed 911 and my husband was a mean culprit! Well, he did not sound nice and I'm sure with the British accent it just seemed even worse to the police station. He must be SAS they may have thought or MI6! He must be one of those evil dudes in a Guy Ritchie movie......

Ok. All kidding aside. This happened a long time ago, but the memory came back just a week ago and I had to write about it! My son was only a baby and a little over a year. When I thought of this event I just could not stop laughing. Luckily the officer finally believed us or atleast didn't arrest anyone! "Ain't Life grand?"


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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      Pamela99.....I know when I look back I really giggle! But, man was it VERY crazy back then! Thanks for stoppin in! Best, GPAGE

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      The story is hysterical although I'm sure it wasn't while it was happening. Thanks for sharing it. Great hub.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      habee......too funny isn't it? Kids are "divine." G

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      OMG, this sounds like something my Shannon would have done! Good story!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      Moulik Mistry....thank you for stopping by. Best, GPAGE

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      meteoboy....thanks for stopping by. Best, G

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      Moulik Mistry 

      9 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      WONDERFUL! I just loved it...

    • meteoboy profile image


      9 years ago from GREECE

      Nice story . I am father of three little kids and I have sometimes problems like this. Thank you that you share your experience with us. My best to you.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      cheaptrick! Glad I am able to hop on here and answer comments AND help YOU get more hub traffic! ha Really nice to see you here (as always!). I'm trying to check in for my fave hubbers......I'm only able to read others hubs once a week. Currently in the studio working on two music projects.......we shall see.....I'm going to post a poem now.....

      All the best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      prasetio! Thank you for your comment....AND saying my son is "brave." You are right, he is a very "brave" boy! I am very fortunate to have such a wonderful family.....Best, G

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      9 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Hi G,Kids are funny!This reminds me of my own when they were young.They do grow up fast don't they?Mine turned out normal despite having Me for a dad!:)Now there to smart to live in the same city as me though they always remember my phone number when they want money!

      Now I understand why Alligators Eat there young!

      Hope your back to stay and your project went well.

      With you reading my Hubs again my readership has Doubled!Thanks to Both of you!LOLOL

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      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice story about your son, he is very brave. I think he is become a handsome kids now. Like his mother, beautiful. I hope your son will become a good boy who always obey his parent (that's you and your husband). I pray the best for your family...amen.

      warm regard,


    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      James......too funny! It is really crazy when things happen like that! Honestly,

      life is full of surprises! Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      HappyHer.......yup......need to check those phones! ha

      Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      kaie......those memories are still so clear in my mind......part of me does not want to go through the teenage years! ha

      Still have lots of giggles now and hopefully they will never stop!..........G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      Zsuzsy Bee! your kids are so grown up! Do they still make butt jokes?!!! ha ha ha ha


    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      viryabo! I am still laughing! Really a long time ago, but still remember my shock!

      Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      IV! It still amazes me how he did it! I never got over that event! Funny and a bit shocking! Best, G

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      James J Mills 

      9 years ago from Northern California

      Funny story. I had a similar event actually years ago when my wife's purse was stolen and then later they found her ID in an alley with some women's underwear..... Anyway the police showed up at our door at 3 am convinced that I had done her in, and wouldn't leave until they spoke at length with her (not yet I thought!.... just kidding) Keep writing.... Best, JM

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      Tracy Morrow 

      9 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I think my husband and I would be checking all the phones from then on before we had another one of our own famous fights :) Thank you for sharing this, it really made my day!

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      Kaie Arwen 

      9 years ago

      Great story! Those little boys do have a tendency to get us in trouble sometimes......... unfortunately, that trouble is often the kind that leaves us a little flushed from embarrassment, slightly out of sorts for awhile, and then never seems to be able to leave us without a tiny fit of the giggles.

      Aren't you glad those smiles and the laughter never leave us? I'll happily keep mine forever............

      Nice to see you back!


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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Oh dear, that must have been awkward... Loved the hub. We all have some of these fabulously great memories of our babies. It is hard to remember at times of how cute they really were when the culprits are 36,34 and 20 adults now.

      Great hub as always

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

    • viryabo profile image


      9 years ago

      LMAO! He probably left, feeling you really had been 'battered',

      Great hub G. And i cant stop laughing.

      Beautiful photos.


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      Sylvia Van Velzer 

      9 years ago from Hawaii

      Hey! Welcome back! 'Glad you found time to write, and what a 'hilarious' hub. It must have been a really freaky thing then. Still quite intriguing how the baby dialed 911, of all numbers!


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